At this year’s USA Championships third place finisher in the Heavyweight division Charles Griffen fell just short of earning his IFBB Pro card. Yet instead of wallowing in self-pity like so many competitors who failed to graduate onto the ranks of the IFBB, Griffen embraced the challenge with a shrug and a smile...
Carrie Simmons aka carrie ann simmons is an IFBB Pro Women's Physique competitor and aerial performer. She has been a member of Rx Muscle Forums since day one and is a self-described "huge Palumbo fan," stating, "He actually helped me in 2006 when I won the NY Metropolitan and took 2nd at Jr. USA as a middleweight BBer." Let's learn more about Carrie Simmons!
Growing up I was always fat and chubby and never saw my abs, so I started the sport of bodybuilding when I was 18 and felt the need of change of a better healthy and fit lifestyle.
When she earned her pro card at the 2013 Masters Nationals after nearly a decade removed from the stage, Dre Dillard came face-to-face with resistance, stared it in the eye, and did what anyone who's ever dared to challenge greatness has done – embrace it.
The sport of bodybuilding is quite possibly one of the most demanding sports known to man. Unlike sports based on numbers or knockouts, a bodybuilder has to achieve a look that's impressive to a panel of judges, meanwhile respected by the audience. In addition to a contest prep that can take anywhere from 12 weeks to 16 weeks, some of today's best athletes are also preparing others for competition; this adds to an already overwhelming workload. But the champions always make time to get it all done; there's no room for procrastination- and even less for whining! Everything gets done, everything as planned.